Data from: Social complexity influences brain investment and neural operation costs in ants

  • J. Frances Kamhi (Contributor)
  • Wulfila Gronenberg (Contributor)
  • Simon K.A. Robson (Contributor)
  • James F A Traniello (Contributor)



The metabolic expense of producing and operating neural tissue required for adaptive behaviour is considered a significant selective force in brain evolution. In primates, brain size correlates positively with group size, presumably owing to the greater...
Date made availableSep 26 2016

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